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    Taurus 94 owners...

    Are you able to rotate your empty (unloaded cylinder) with the hammer up or in DA mode? I'm really wanting to buy a new stainless model 94 for the kids to learn to shoot as the one at my local shop is gorgeous and priced to move.

    The thing I'm not sure of is how I'm able to rotate the cylinder while the hammer is up. It does click at each notch, and when I pull the hammer back, it does lock. I think the gun functions fine, but I want to be sure.

    The clerk said he thought they made it so you're able to rotate the cylinder to be able to check if the gun is loaded. I'd thought I'd better ask before I buy.

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    If the hammer is cocked the cylinder should not rotate.
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    The only way mine will rotate freely is when the cylinder is swung out of the frame. Inside the frame, hammer cocked or not the cylinder wil not rotate freely. It should not rotate freely.

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    "The clerk said he thought they made it so you're able to rotate the cylinder to be able to check if the gun is loaded."

    That statement sounds like the clerk is confusing the process with one on a single action. Most single actions (cowboy guns) the cylinder will rotate freely when the weapon is a half-cock. At half-cock a single action is able to load, unload, and position a chamber in a particular location.

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    Rangefinder and MOONDAWG hit the nail on the head.

    Since most gun shops inspect the guns coming in at some point I find it odd that they would not notice something like that before a sale. It can happen but seems slim pickings on not finding it out before hand.

    As many 94s at other local gun shops and at gun shows I've never come across a 94 that was made like that.

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    Yes, when the hammer is cocked, the cylinder is locked. When the hammer is NOT cocked or in DA mode, it is possible to rotate the cylinder, however it does catch on each notch. Seem like something wasn't milled correctly. The 970 they have works perfectly. I'd snap that one up but their price on it is insane.

    I'm hesitant to order one online as I don't want a lemon.

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    That would be the way to go then.

    I've got the 990 also.

    If the gun does that no way would I buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ActionExpress View Post
    Yes, when the hammer is cocked, the cylinder is locked. When the hammer is NOT cocked or in DA mode, it is possible to rotate the cylinder, however it does catch on each notch. Seem like something wasn't milled correctly. The 970 they have works perfectly. I'd snap that one up but their price on it is insane.

    I'm hesitant to order one online as I don't want a lemon.
    The gun has a defective cylinder stop which is part# 44 in the Taurus® Revolver Manual. I replaced it in my Taurus® Mdl 605 after 5500 rounds or so. It's an easy fix and you can replace it yourself if you choose to get the gun. For me personally; I want to have the gun(s) in my hand to inspect; before I surrender my $$.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badge851 View Post
    The gun has a defective cylinder stop which is part# 44 in the Taurus® Revolver Manual. I replaced it in my Taurus® Mdl 605 after 5500 rounds or so. It's an easy fix and you can replace it yourself if you choose to get the gun. For me personally; I want to have the gun(s) in my hand to inspect; before I surrender my $$.
    Any chance you could tell me how you fixed it on your gun? Would I just order a replacement #44 from Taurus? I am currently looking into possibly getting a 94. So any details you have on this fix would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by force View Post
    Any chance you could tell me how you fixed it on your gun? Would I just order a replacement #44 from Taurus? I am currently looking into possibly getting a 94. So any details you have on this fix would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
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    Here you go, part# 44 is item "E" in the 5th photo of the thread..........
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